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Policies, Ethics & Legislation

All public procurement organizations, especially those with the ability to concentrate market share and impact the competitive environment, must abide by regulations, guidelines, laws, policies and ethical standards imposed by core government and provincial law and accountability to the general public.

PHSA Supply Chain is required to comply with inter-provincial trade agreements, including New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA), Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), and Trade Investment Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA).

In addition, Supply Chain has policies in place to inform its business practices, including the PHSA Procurement Policy which provides rigor to ensure alignment and compliance with core government policy, while supporting fairness and transparency related to access to information of procurement opportunities, processes and outcomes. It is incumbent on all stakeholders of a procurement process to gain an understanding of the process and trade agreement requirements applicable under the PHSA Procurement Policy. 

Health Authority Policies

PHSA Supply Chain requires all vendors to adhere to PHSA's Standards of Conduct as well as policies imposed by the health authorities.  Please review the Standards/Conduct Policies as well as the Conflict of Interest Policies on the health organization websites listed below.

Fraser Health Authority
Interior Health Authority
Island Health
Northern Health Authority
Provincial Health Services Authority
Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

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